By LUv 2 BaKE on February 15, 2005
Photo by Elodie
Photo by Elodie
"This is a delicious colourful chili with a perfect blend of many vegetables with tofu in a thick spicy tomato base. This original recipe came from Runner's World magazine, although I have altered it to suit my likings. Frying tofu gives it a more meat like texture. For those who like chili very spicy, more chili powder may be added."
Serving Size: 1 (634 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 5
"I made this exactly as stated except I used a red bell pepper (more antioxidents). The flavor & texture was perfect!! Be sure and lightly brown the tofu as directed. Thanks LU2Bake for the recipe."
"Made this several times now. It's my daughters' favorite chili."
"Great recipe! I have been using this for 2 years. I quadruple the recipe and freeze it in quart sized freezer bags."
"I've wanted to start eating more vegetarian dishes. This is quite wonderful on a cold rainy day, and it get better with age.
"I've never made chili before, and thanks to all the other reviewers I went ahead and did it. It was simple and came out soooo delicious! Hearty, healthy...perfect on a cold winter night! I basically followed the recipe (I added half a can of black beans because I had extra). Please make this chili!! You can't go wrong."
"Delicious! I've never made chili before because it always looked so complicated and time-consuming, but after finding this recipe I gave it a shot. Followed it to the T and IT WAS PERFECT. Flavorful, not too spicy, healthy and so unbelievably good...I'm so happy to have a great chili recipe now! Thanks!"
"very yummy with pan fried polenta! I know this makes it not vegan, but a dollop of sour cream and some chopped green onions really make it a great dinner!"
"thanks to all the reviewers I made this and even for a non cook like myself this was EASY! Iloved that there aren't 101 different ingredients. The only thing I really underestimated the simmer time. Also, like others commented I would not include carrots next time. I had tons of leftovers which served well for lunch the entire week!"
"My expectations were blown out of the water with this chili! I heard someone on the radio debating whether or not it was chili weather yet. While it really wasn't (it was 94 degrees today) my leftovers will be ready for a arctic cold front that is blowing through tomorrow! I cut the tofu into small cubes, as I like the texture better that way. Other than that and adding a little extra hot sauce, I followed every other instruction to the letter. So delicious, thank you for such a great recipe!"
"I love this recipe! It is very versitile and delicious, thank you so much!"
"Absolutely loved this recipe (it was my first vegetarian homemade dish!). I used all red beans (grew up in the south) - so cooked the beans with veg. broth and cayenne. Then made your recipe (minus carrots - not a cooked carrot fan) - and YUM! Thank you so very much!"
"Very thick and hardy chili. I should have left the carrots out, as I don't like sweet chili, but that's just me. I did use red kidney beans, as that's what I had on hand."
"I found this recipe a wonderful , I added a half a bottle of dark beer and found it complimented the recipe perfect."
"It's a pretty serviceable low fat chili. And yes, if you mince/crumble the tofu up and give it enough heat to firm it up and dry it up (It actually squeaked in my frying pan, which was a new food sound to me) It takes on the nice meaty texture you're going for. My only complaint is that there's a sweet taste that I tend to get from all things soy that I need to balance to make this taste like its more savory, more meaty brethren."
"This was the best chili I have ever made, vegetarian or not! Would recommend to anyone. I even brought it to work for Co-Workers to try and they raved! I shredded my carrots, and added corn, but other than that, the recipie was great without tweeking anything! Thanks for sharing!"
"Great recipe! Doubled it, used diced fire-roasted tomatoes, black beans and red kidneys, chipotle chile powder and added two tablespoons of dark molasses for just a subtle hint of sweetness. A bit of a kick but not overpowering. Magnifique!!"
"Fantastic recipe!!! I didn't have an onion on hand, so I used 1 cup frozen; and I don't like cooked carrots, so I added a second can of white kidney beans. SO good! This is definitely going to be a staple in our house. Thanks for sharing!"
"This was so delicious! I added about 1 T. fresh chopped clili pepper during step 3 to give it more kick. It came out wonderfully and I will definitely make it again."
"SO BON ! i started making the chili around 11.30 am, and it was ready by 1pm. I had already eaten, but couln't resist, and ate what i pictured Loool that was so "tres" good, i WILL make this again. Merci !"